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Lady Antebellum sells out in London

Thursday, August 5, 2010 – Lady Antebellum will head to Europe next week for their first headlining show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on Wed., Aug. 11. The concert is sold out.

"We've been looking forward to going to the UK all summer," said Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott. "I wish we are able to stay a little longer and travel around, but this will at least be a great introduction for us to the new fans and friends we are making over there."

The group's International reach has widened considerably with their smash single Need You Now claiming the number one spot in Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland and Brazil and top five status in more than 20 countries including France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Israel. The group's second album has also climbed to the Top 10 on the album sales charts in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa, surpassing gold status in New Zealand and South Africa.

Back in the States, the CD is the biggest selling album in all genres in 2010, tallying 2.5 million sales in 6 months. Upon their return, the band will perform on Good Morning America live from Central Park on Aug. 27 before kicking off their first US headlining tour on Sept. 20 in Orlando.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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